Hannah Perry, Owner of the Giggling Pig Art & Party Studios in Shelton and Bethel, won two Silver Awards (Female Entrepreneur of the Year \u2013 Consumer Services, 10 or less employees) and Maverick of the Year in the 2016 Stevie\u2019s Awards for Women in Business held at the New York Marriott Marquis on Nov. 18. The Giggling Pig also won a bronze award for Engagement\/Happiness Team of the Year in the Stevie\u2019s Awards for Great Employers. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world\u2019s preeminent business awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. Female Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes individual women entrepreneurs for their achievements since the beginning of July last year. Maverick of the Year recognizes the achievements of female individuals who have affected positive change on their companies and\/or industries. \u201cI\u2019m greatly honored to place in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and to compete with women from all over the country and world. It felt great knowing the judges saw value in my work and achievements over the last 12 months\u201d, Hannah Perry, Owner of The Giggling Pig Art & Party Studio. Perry decided to open her first art studio in Shelton in 2011; The Giggling Pig Art & Party Studio was born. The name was adapted from her second book and serves as inspiration for her magical art studio. The Shelton and Bethel locations offer parent and child events, mommy & me classes, children\u2019s classes, birthday parties (winner of the Playground Park bench 2015 best birthday party venue), \u201cpaint, sip and giggle\u201d for adults, private parties (in studio or off-site) plus a gift shop with apparel, cards and books designed by Perry. The Giggling Pig offers corporate team building and holiday paint parties in Shelton and Bethel, but come January, the business will expand to Chelsea Piers, Stamford for corporate events. The Giggling Pig, Perry also launched a school-based art-enrichment programs with Giggles On The Go (a mobile van), across 12 Fairfield County schools, spreading compassion and kindness. She also created a distinctive, compassionate program, Special Hands, dedicated to children\/adults with special needs, helping them develop necessary skills. In addition, The Giggling Pig brings art-based outreach programs to assisted living homes, hospitals and libraries. Visit www.thegigglingpig.com to learn more about art classes, paint, sip and giggle, birthday parties or corporate paint parties. Or call (203) 513-2731.